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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

MDS Groups 

MDS prides itself on a strong foundation of dedicated volunteers who serve in Society groups that work tirelessly to help further our mission. 

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MDS convenes 4 types of groups to advance the Society's mission. Within each category, there are numerous active groups, each with its own specific purpose, goals and leadership bodies. 


Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

A forum for like-minded MDS members to discuss topics relevant to your areas of focus.

Groups: PediatricsBasic science | NeurosurgeryYoung membersWomen | Health professionals 

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As an MDS member, you can join at any time by updating the group affiliations in your profile. 



Permanent entities that that fulfill the clinical and scientific mission or run the business of the Society.

About Commitees

The submission cycle opens every 2 years. The next opportunity will be in 2025.


Task Forces

Appointed by the MDS President, with support from the Officers, to complete a specific mandate.

About Task Forces

Task Forces are formed by appointment, often opening an initial call for interest.


Study Groups

Groups of MDS members that seek to collaboratively study a specific aspect of movement disorders.

About Study Groups

As an MDS member, you can join a Study Group at any time from the group's page. Browse groups »

MDS also convenes oversight groups to manage Publications and Programs, appointed by the Central Leadership. 

Some sub-regions also have active Working Groups, which are open to MDS Members.

List: All MDS Groups


Special Interest Groups (SIGs)


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